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Compassion Farm Update: July 2013

After almost three years of standing our ground, with the majority of the community of Lantzville backing us, for the right to grow food (including for sale), we have decided to sell... 



Compassion Farm Update – March 2012

In January, we received the call we had been hoping to receive for a year and a half: the District of Lantzville finally requested to meet with us. On January 23rd, we met with our... 



A Lantzville Couple’s Fight for the Right to Grow Food

“You have 90 days to cease all agricultural activity…” read the letter from the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN), on behalf of the District of Lantzville. “Your property... 



Farmers’ Market Q & A

Q: Why shop at farmers’ markets?  A: Only decades ago, 90% of Canadians were involved in agriculture, now it is less than 4%. Farmers’ markets reconnect people to farmers and farming,... 



Radio – Heart and Mind: Tools for Change

This weekly radio talk show was aired on CHLY 101.7 Radio Malaspina. In the following recordings, your hosts, Nicole Shaw and Dirk Becker, explore topics that provoke, prod and encourage.    In... 



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